*Exclusive for members of Trade

Building on the knowledge gained through the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, the Level 3 Award in Wines goes both broader and deeper. It is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the factors that account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world.

Our WSET qualified tutors will guide you in developing your tasting skills through a carefully selected range of wines ranging from household brands to outstanding bottles from iconic producers. You’ll learn how to use your tasting notes to make objective conclusions on a wine’s style, quality and readiness for drinking.

What will I learn? The course will cover:
– The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
– Still wines of the world
– Sparkling wines of the world
– Fortified wines of the world
– How to make appropriate wine recommendations
– How to taste wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
– Tutored tastings of 80+ wines
– 30 hours of tuition. Please note that this demanding course also requires a minimum of 51.5 hours of private study time

The Course:

Friday 17th May 2024 – 9:00 – 16:30
1: Course induction and tasting technique
Natural factors and human influences in the vineyard
Human influences in the winery

Friday 24th May 2024 – 9:00 – 16:30
2:White wines of Germany, Alsace, Austria and Tokaj
White wines of Burgundy, Loire and Bordeaux
Red and rosé wines of Bordeaux, South West France and the Loire Valley

Friday 31st May 2024 – 9:00 – 16:30
3: Red wines of Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the red and white wines of the northern Rhône Valley
Red, white and rosé wines of southern Rhône and southern France. Red wines of Spain Part 1 and white wines of Spain and Portugal
Red wines of Northern Spain and red and white wines of Northern Italy

Friday 7th June 2024 – 9:00 – 16:30
4: Red and white wines of central and southern Italy, red wines of Portugal and red and white wines of Greece
Premium red wines of New Zealand, USA and Australia
Premium white wines of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, USA and Canada

Friday 14th June 2024 – 9:00 – 16:30
5: Regional specialities of Australia, South Africa and USA. Premium red and white wines of Argentina and Chile
Sparkling Wines
Fortified Wines

Friday 21st June 2024 – 11:00 – 14:00
Session 6: Exam

The classes from day 17th May to 14th June (except exam day) will follow this format:
9:00 – 11:00: 1st 2h session
11:00 – 12:00: Lunch break
12:00 – 14:00: 2nd 2h session
14:00 – 14:30: Break
14:30 – 16:30: 3rd 2h session

Included in the fee:
80 tasting samples
All study materials*
End of course examination
*Please this course does not include 6 ISO tasting glasses.  These will be used from your Level 2 course. You will need to bring these to each class – they cannot be stored on the premises.

Friday 17th May to Friday 21st June
9:00 to 16:30
Location: Bunghole Cellars, 57 High Holborn, WC1V 6DT